Transitional Care

Healing Close to Home

"Having the swing bed option at Glendive Medical Center was a blessing. Dad had lots of company and Mom was able to visit him daily." - Edna, daughter of patient

Glendive Medical Center offers a Swing Bed Program as a transition solution from full hospitalization to returning home. When you do not need full hospitalization, but still need medical supervision in a safe setting, you may stay as a patient in the Swing Bed Program. The swing bed program provides skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services which may include IV therapy as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

The length of stay in Swing Bed is dependent upon individual patient needs and progress. Average length of stay is 3-5 days. A physician referral is required for admission to the Swing Bed Program, and patients must meet certain Medicare requirements.

Glendive Medical Center is pleased to offer this service to this community and we look forward to serving you and your family. If you have further questions or would like more information on this program, your case manager may contact our social services department.